TEAM

NITSA COMNINOS-ROSE
CO-OWNER / MANAGING DIRECTOR

Nitsa has worked in retail for the past 21 years, 12 of them as a senior specialist buyer for three of South Africa’s biggest retail groups. She has managed entire buying divisions. She has also headed up trend forecast divisions supplying trend information to buyers.

JOHN COMNINOS
CO-OWNER : MANAGING LEGAL

Currently practicing as an attorney in his own firm Comninos Attorneys based in Johannesburg, with associate offices in Greece, Belgium and Cyprus and soon to open an office in Cape Town. John specializes in commercial law and civil litigation.

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GREG ROSE
CO-OWNER : CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Greg has been in the clothing industry for over 20 years and has owned and operated his own national retail stores. Greg has also owned and operated one of South Africa’s largest apparel manufacturers and suppliers.

BRONWEN ISHERWOOD
GROUP GENERAL MANAGER

Bronwen studied Event and Exhibition Management and then entered into the Logistics industry servicing various industries domestically and internationally for 6 years. She joined Brandgroup International in 2012 as Senior Logistics and Merchandise Planner and was appointed Group General Manager in 2015.

KATE DEMPSEY
GENERAL MANAGER- RETAIL DIVISION

Kate completed a degree in Consumer Sciences specialising in Clothing retail management and has an extensive background in clothing design. Kate has several years retail experience and is currently responsible for all high-level retail relations for Brandgroup International stores.

PIA PICOTTI
GROUP CREATIVE MANAGER

Pia has a wide scope of education with a Degree in Commercial Fashion and Make-up; a Diploma in Business Management and Specialised Photography.
Pia has several years experience in retail, brand management, buying and visual merchandising. Pia oversees the groups creative functions ensuring that all creative direction and communication is in line with both the individual brands and company directives.  Pia is also responsible for managing the groups product education division.

RYAN CURNOW
BUYER & BRAND MANAGER- MEN

Ryan has obtained a Diploma Clothing Manufacturing and Design and has since gained 17 years experience in the fashion industry with a focus on brand management; buying and multimedia sourcing. Ryan is responsible for the buying and brand management of men’s collections across all brands.

NATASHA MICHALOPOULOS
SENIOR INVENTORY CONTROLLER

Natasha has 20 years experience in the commercial industry and managed her own company for 4 years. She has vast experience in the field of import and export. She has also completed her Level 1 and 2 in bookkeeping. Natasha controls all the store’s inventory, runs the warehouse and processes all new incoming stock for all the distribution centre.